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Derek Brown posted a new article today about praying for your pastor. He made some comments in the article I thought were very insightful... because they are true: 

  • "...few Christians really know what pastoral ministry entails."
  • "For some, the quip, 'A pastor only works one day a week” may seem pretty close to the truth."
  • "Others view pastoral ministry as a helping profession (akin to professional counseling, but easier) where the pastor’s 35-40 hour workweek consists mainly of coffee-shop chats, a few staff meetings, and a little light reading and Bible study. Good stuff, but none of it too difficult."
  • "...some Christians think of their pastors more as CEOs whose main job is to manage and expand the programs and overall influence of the corporation rather than shepherds who have been called to feed and protect sheep."
  • "Marketing, management, motivation, and resource acquisition are seen as the pastor’s primary responsibilities rather than preaching, teaching, praying, and training other leaders."

And then he goes on to lend credence to these views because of pastors themselves today

  • "...many people have such a truncated view of the pastoral ministry (a view that is, sadly, perpetuated by some lazy and incompetent pastors)..."

Amen.

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